Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
The "big ole girl" was really tired here and laid right down for a rest.
Notice the three sets of tracks. Mine, and someone else from last night. I ran into a couple that were cross country skiing out here and they said there was some guy named Lance here yesterday on a bicycle with these "HUGE" tires.
Left foot problems slowed me down a little bit. There were frozen ruts that wanted to throw me off the bike several times. Had to keep the front end 'lose' and let the front tire go where it wanted when I hit many of these ruts. My legs are good and toasted, two days of "snow plowing". All and all it was a beautiful day to get out in the country side.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Headed out to Heritage Trail almost turned around the first mile, snow was deep slush, had trouble getting any traction. Soon had better traction, the Nokkian studs bite great on ice.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
When went to bed last night and this wasn't in my backyard. I think my 20 year old son Caleb is bored being on school break and recovering from a cracked bone in the foot from motorbike dirt riding. So he starts an Igloo.
Trying to resolve a few nagging injuries so I changed a few things on my stationary bike on rollers. Put my road seat on, used my road shoes instead of biking sandals, matched adjustments exactly on seat position and height. The "ride" felt better was able to hold upperend H.R. for 40 minutes, enjoyed and didn't watch the clock. So I think I'll pump iron for a little bit and then chill with the family christmas things we do.
Peace and good rides
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Rode on the Rollers, 40 Minutes kept the Heart Beat up, lifted weights. There is only so much indoor pedaling a biker can do. I mean 40 minutes on the rollers and I am watching the clock all the way. I can ride 6 hours on a bike trail and don't want it to end. I hope I can ride outdoors this week. If the trail snow is to deep, maybe I'll ride the streets. It did not get above zero today, and was quite windy.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tried to ride Heritage Trail today could not go anywhere. My 2.1 Knobbies would just spin out. Snow was deep with ice underneath. So headed back home and rode the roller and lifted weights.
Bought a used pair of Nokkian extremes studded snow tires from Lance A. of the Triple D Maybe I can try them out tomorrow. I will put them on the "sow" (Full suspension Schwinn Mountain Bike) to try to get outdoors tomorrow. I can only do so much indoor spinning to keep my legs. I need to get outdoors to get a good buzz.
Here is a pic of all of us at my daughter's wedding.
Hi Melissa :-) she checks up on me here to make sure I haven't cracked yet. She is a wonderful daughter, chemical engineer, married and has a little duckling in the oven. :-)
So to end the day I picked up some Bud and made some chili. Perfect recipe for pulling off some great "Dutch Oven" "A dutch oven is when you fart under the covers and then pull the covers over your mate's head" . YaHoo.
Friday, December 19, 2008
This is me saying, "I'll get right on it as soon as I can dear"
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
When I got to the slush I recalled a wise man once said. “Sometimes in winter biking you just have to get off and push and be happy about it, it’s part of the sport.” https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1054318156492768341&postID=941888954088626814
So I got out and pushed and after about ½ mile the ice came back and I could ride. Rode about 3 hours today, a couple of times about lost it front tire would slide out on me in the slush. The riding conditions varied greatly from soggy mud and grit, to glare ice, to slush and back to mud again. Got soaked and enjoyed it.